Records for Nov. 2, 2020
ATWATER — Tools valued at $1,675 were reported stolen from a farm garage on the 5000 block of 180th Street Northeast, Atwater. The theft was reported Saturday.
WILLMAR — A resident returned to find a front door open and an apparent burglary on the 1500 block of Becker Avenue SE, Willmar. It was reported Sunday morning.
WILLMAR — A suspect was attempting to break into property on the 500 block of Russell Street Northwest in Willmar, a resident told police Sunday morning.
WILLMAR — A garage was broken into on the 100 block of Ella Avenue Northeast, in Willmar, it was reported on Friday.
WILLMAR — A caller told police that a woman had assaulted one of the participants in a peaceful protest at First Street South and Willmar Avenue Southwest at 3:22 p.m. on Saturday.
WILLMAR — Police responded to a report of a fight at a business on the 1100 block of U.S. Highway 12 East in Willmar shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday but the participants had left prior to the arrival of officers.
Damage to property
WILLMAR — Windows were broken out on two vehicles in an apparent dispute on the 1000 block of Third Street Southwest, Willmar, on Friday evening.
WILLMAR — A vehicle owner reported Friday evening that someone kicked his vehicle and broke a mud flap.
Handyman (temporarily) taken into custody
WILLMAR — A handyman who arrived at a residence to replace a window was handcuffed and placed in a squad car when the resident reported that a long-haired man carrying a hammer was attempting to break into her home. The incident was reported on the 600 block of 11th Street Southwest in Willmar shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday.
The man explained he was there to replace a window and that the work had been previously arranged. Officers contacted the caller and asked if she was expecting someone to replace the window. She said she was. Officers released the handyman and reported that he was very understanding. After the handcuffs were removed, the handyman shook the officer’s hand and went to work to replace the window.
No one hurt in Redwood County mishap
REDWOOD FALLS — A driver escaped injury after her vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of County Highway 2 and 305th Street in Redwood County at 10:51 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Redwood County Sheriff’s office. Kimberlee Kay Bluhm of Morgan was driving a vehicle that went through a wire fence and ended up on a field approach, according to the report.